Between the directors and our trainers, we have 50-plus years’ of experience in the TEFL and training business. All members of the Destination TEFL team have lived abroad – so they know what a daunting prospect it can be to take the plunge and start your TEFL adventure. You are in good hands…what’s your next destination going to be?
Meet the team...
Bali Franchise Owner
Matt Roberts is our Bali franchise owner. Matt has a PGCE in Primary education and a Masters degree in ‘applied education in children’ as well as a 140 hour TEFL certificate acquired at Destination TEFL.
Matt started teaching in England before moving to Australia where he spent 2 years teaching in a range of schools before moving to Thailand to teach in an International school on the island of Koh Samui merging traditional teaching curriculums with teaching English as a foreign language.
Matt prefers a hands-on interactive approach to teaching with lots of energy and positivity. His experience in Primary Education can also help with some behavior management tactics! Lots of smiles and lots of learning is common place!
Head Course Director
Kathryn Webb is our head course director and co-owner of the school, and she’s highly qualified and tailored the course to what it is today. She left the USA 20 years ago to move to Italy. Not only does she have a degree in psychology, (great for some pointers on classroom management!) but also a DELTA (Diploma of English Language Training to Adults) as well as a CELTYL (Certificate of English Language Training to Young Learners), so is qualified to teach both adults and children. Prior to moving to Thailand, Kathryn owned a prestigious language school in Italy for nine years. Her company trained teachers, placing them in contracts to teach at Italy’s top fashion houses and other businesses. Her school also ran classes for children and adults at their own school. Kathryn prefers a hands-on, interactive approach, which engages the students. Not only are trainees taught with this mindset, but they are encouraged to do the same with their students. Kathryn spends her time between Bangkok and Siem Reap.
Willie van Loggerenberg is the 3rd partner in Destination TEFL and your go-to person in Siem Reap. Willie is no stranger to TEFL and Gap Year programs, having been the national Teach Abroad Program Manager and franchise owner at OVC (Overseas Visitors’ Club) in South Africa for 14 years . Willie has guided 1000s of TEFL applicants through the process over the years, and knows the industry inside out.
Willie works on site in Siem Reap, involved with both training and placement, and is our centre manager and marketing guru! Additionally, Willie is involved with new business development and franchise set-up.
Willie van Loggerenberg
Head of Sales & Admin
Rose-Anne Turner runs the office with regards to admin and admissions, and is a co-owner of Destination TEFL. Rosanne and Kathryn have been in partnership for several years in Thailand with Samui TEFL. Rosanne is your first contact, and will answer your enquiry. Having lived in Thailand for 7 years and working at Samui TEFL, she is happy to answer every question you may have before booking your place, with regards to the course, teaching, Thailand, Cambodia and Asia in general - no question is too big or too small. Rosanne handles the 'behind the scenes' side of Destination TEFL, leaving Matt, Kathryn and Willie to be hands-on with the trainees.